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6 Reasons Why You’ll Enjoy a Summer Job at the Westmark Skagway

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Landing a Summer Job at Westmark Skagway
The Westmark Skagway is a seasonal hotel located in the center of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in the heart of downtown Skagway. A summer job in this exciting place can be one of the best experiences of your life! Here are six reasons why we think it’s...  Read More

The Financial Benefits of Working in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Monetary Reasons to Work in Alaska
While Alaska’s cost of living might be higher than some places in the lower 48 – it’s harder to transport goods here, after all – there are many financial benefits to working in Alaska. Factor in the positives like a daily overtime pay policy and the absence of state sales...  Read More

What Makes an Unforgettable Hotel Worker

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Unforgettable Hotel Worker
There are those who work in the hospitality industry who come in just for the paycheck and those that genuinely like what they do, and it shows! Here are some characteristics we look for when we hire someone to work at our hotels. A sense of adventure Guests of our...  Read More

The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Moving to Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Important Things About Moving to Alaska
Thinking about a big move to The Last Frontier? Moving to America’s largest (and wildest) state can be the greatest adventure of your life. Here are seven things you need to know about moving here. 1. It’s not always snowy and cold If you’re starting your experience in Alaska during...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fun Things To Do In Dawson City, Yukon
From the history of Jack London to Yukon’s stunning scenery, there is so much to see and learn in Dawson City. Here’s a list of activities we recommend doing once you’re done with your shift. Literary types and history buffs will especially get a kick out of spending a summer...  Read More

History of the Alaska Highway (also known as ALCAN)

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
History of the Alaska Highway
Constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the lower 48 states to Alaska through Canada, this iconic highway has a history almost as long as the road itself. Learning about the highway before you drive on it will enrich your trip to Alaska! Here are some important...  Read More

7 Delicious Facts about Copper River Salmon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Everything You Need to Know About Copper River Salmon
The Copper River is Alaska’s fifth-largest river and the tenth-largest in the United States – and it happens to be the home to the legendary Copper River red salmon. Learn all about these tasty fish before you land a gig with us at the Copper River Princess Lodge. 1. Red...  Read More

6 Reasons You’ll Love Working at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Kenai Princess Wilderness Jobs
Commonly known as Alaska’s favorite playground, the Kenai Peninsula is a paradise for outdoor activities – it’s also the home of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Here are some of the many reasons you’ll love working at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge! 1. It’s near your...  Read More

5 Common Myths About Retiring in Alaska – Busted

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska Retirement
You’ve worked hard during your career, and now you’re thinking of the next big phase in your life. Perhaps you’re craving adventure and have considered moving to Alaska, but think it’s too difficult or pricey. Let us bust some of the assumptions people make about living and retiring in Alaska....  Read More

How to Get to Skagway

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Traveling to Skagway
Do you want to know the best way to get to Skagway from the lower 48? You’re in luck! It’s one of only three Southeast Alaska cities accessible by road, so if you’re up for a long drive, you can get to Skagway via your car. If that’s not your...  Read More